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The Lifecycle of Grants: Grant Agreement and Fair Housing. November 7, 2012. FAIR HOUSING AND NON-DISCRIMINATION. Local Government Certification to the State.
November 7, 2012
Title I, Section 106, of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, requires that no amount may be distributed by the State under the CDBG program to any unit of general local government in a non-entitlement area unless such unit of general local government certifies
that it will comply with:
The Fair Housing Act imposes an “affirmative” obligation to further fair housing ..
“[a]ction must be taken to fulfill, as much as possible, the goal of open, integrated residential housing patterns and to prevent the increase of segregation[.]”
Each community is required to:
with fair housing questions or complaints
Communities are required to conduct training and provide education materials to:
Is an on-going process for identifying fair housing concerns, existing conditions or barriers that limit housing choice and a plan for mitigating or remedying the impediments
AI must include:
overcome the impediments;
Each community must-
requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent possible, provide job training, employment, and contract opportunities for low- or very-low income residents in connection with projects and activities in their neighborhoods.
Community must maintain records of actions taken to satisfy Section 3 hiring requirements.
Community must -
Part of the grantee
Includes MBE/WBE and Section 3 information
To assess the extent of compliance with Federal fair housing requirements (including the requirements established under title VI… and title VIII …., the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the Secretary of Agriculture shall each collect, not less than annually, data on the racial and ethnic characteristics of persons eligible for, assisted, or otherwise benefiting under each community development, housing assistance, and mortgage and loan insurance and guarantee program administered by such Secretary.….
Please document your Fair Housing and Non-discrimination actions.
Community Development Block Grant
Toolkit on Crosscutting Issues
Module 5: Fair Housing and Non-Discrimination
FAIR HOUSING LAWS & EXECUTIVE ORDERS are located at http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/FHLaws